Monday, January 26, 2009

Queen Street East - Bathurst Street - 1928

Queen Street East - Bathurst Street
Originally uploaded by Eric P + Concepteur + Designer + Graphiste

I could not wait any longer.. I took my lunch hour to capture my very first NOW picture. This building always got my attention. I could tell even before seeing the old shot that it use to have charms...

Someone please tell me where is the third level? All the interesting details from this corner building are gone or damaged. I am not 100% sure what it use to be, but now it's the The Big Bop Concert Hall & Night Club (home of the Kathedral, the Reverb and Holy Joe's)

Did I say that I don't like deep purple???


  1. I have walked by this building hundreds of times, and would not have guessed it had a mansard roof. Is there any history about this building that you know of?

  2. I have no idea! From the picture, the building was already a bit old... I think it was maybe a theater with shops on the street level...

    I would have to dig a bit more I guess!

  3. I just pimped your new blog on mine AND gave you a challenge.

    Those glass blocks in the windows make me want to cry a little. Expecially with that ugly purple. Ugh!

  4. Thanks so much for the pimpin!
    I'm up for your challenge!

    As for the windows - yea, pretty sad. And if you look real close, you'll see that they caked-in the wonderful bricks into a faux-stone effect.

    Humm.... Faux-stone painted purple...

  5. Valuable information! Looking forward to seeing your notes posted.